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  •  Dems weren't always "solidly anti-discrimination" (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, alwaysquestion

    ...an indisputable fact the current GOP is only too eager to trumpet, conveniently omitting the fact that the era when arch-segregationist southern senators and governors held powerful influence within the democratic party was nearly 50 years ago, and ended rather abruptly in the mid to late 1960s.  Or the fact that the southern factions which used to be home within the democratic party have all jumped over to the GOP, a process that continued over the period 1968-1994, but finally culminated that year when a large residue of nominally democratic southern office-holders prominently jumped to the GOP after the 1994 elections (e.g. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama).

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